Dog Shoots Man In Back
A hunter trying to retrieve duck decoys was accidentally shot by his own dog.
The accident occurred when the female Labrador retriever stepped on her owner’s loaded shotgun, causing the safety to disengage and the weapon to fire, according to Merced County officials.
The 53-year-old victim was hit in the upper left back.
He was hunting with a partner when they decided to call it a day. The man set down his shotgun and went to retrieve some decoy ducks about 15 yards away. That’s when his dog stepped on the shotgun.
The injured man was treated at Los Banos Memorial Hospital and released.